Line 425 - Federal dividend tax credit

You can claim a federal dividend tax credit if you reported dividends on line 120 of your return.

The dividend tax credit amounts are usually shown on the following slips:

If you did not receive an information slip, your calculation for the dividend tax credit will depend on the type of dividend. For eligible dividends, the federal dividend tax credit for 2017 will be 15.0198% of your taxable amount of eligible dividends reported on line 120 of your return. For "other than eligible dividends", the federal dividend tax credit for 2017 is 10.5217% of your taxable amount of dividends reported on line 180 of your return.

For more information about eligible dividends and "other than eligible dividends", see line 120.


Foreign dividends do not qualify for the federal dividend tax credit.

Completing your tax return

Claim on line 425 of Schedule 1 the amount of your federal dividend tax credit.

Complete the tax and credit form for your province or territory of residence, as the provincial or territorial credit is calculated separately.

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